Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
Scotland miss out on automatic qualification for the 2015 Women's World Cup after losing 2-0 to Sweden.
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
The owner of a zoo where a tiger mauled a keeper to death describes how he fired a rifle at the animal after the attack.
A woman dies in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a Swansea hospital.
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
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A physicist, a graphic memoirist and an organiser of home care workers are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross want to speak to a Latvian man seen on the same canal towpath used by the schoolgirl.
Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
A 65-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after being repeatedly stabbed inside his home in Bathgate, West Lothian.
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The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.
A new file released by the National Archives has confirmed the use of an 'agente provocatrice', known as Fifi, in World War Two operations.